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Poster: DeadATL Date: Jan 20, 2012 5:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: David Lemieux recap

The missing shows from 1977 were either recorded by the band and lost or not recorded at all, correct? However, there are soundboards circulating so quality recordings are available and, presumably, the band owns the copyright to that music. So, theoretically, could the Dead take a soundboard and “prepare” it to a level of quality worthy of a commercial release? Just a thought experiment, but I’m curious nonetheless.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jan 20, 2012 10:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: David Lemieux recap

He said a bunch of tapes from '76-79 are missing from the Vault, though they were recorded. Whoever has the masters hasn't wanted to return them, apparently... (Some of these could be Betty Boards, which were of course auctioned to the public back in the '80s since the Dead didn't bother to acquire them at the time.)
Theoretically, someone like Charlie Miller who usually works with DAT transfers from master reels is already issuing lots of release-quality shows. They're just not on store shelves, and they're free!